Category UF Alumni

A family affair

This story was originally published in the Alligator.

Isu Yoon likes pink sidewalk chalk, and she cries when her friends try to snatch it from her.

At Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center at Lake Alice, some of Isu’s friends, who are all about 2 and 3 years old, lick the chalk and streak it on their faces.

College of Engineering gets $50 million, new name

This story was originally published in the Alligator.

UF alumnus Herbert Wertheim wears the same red hat almost all the time, save for when he eats dinner and showers.

“I ain’t ever takin’ it off,” he said.

UF concrete canoe team wins

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

The UF concrete canoe team members messaged one another about their workouts every single day.

The messages kept one another motivated, said Tyler Mokris, the team’s construction and paddling captain. And their dedication paid off, as the team won the American Society of Civil Engineer’s national competition on June 22 at Clemson University, beating 21 other schools and winning a $5,000 scholarship.

For now, they stand: UF halts removal of nine mature pine trees

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

“The Lorax” sits on Kim Tanzer’s coffee table.

She reads Dr. Seuss’ environmental call to action, aloud: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Resident responds to tree removal at UF bat house

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

These trees stand apart from the others.

Despite being encircled in a jungle of smaller trees, shrubs and vines, about 20 pines tower over the UF Bat House Woods Conservation Area.

Review: Hit ‘like’ for UF alumnus’ Glimpse app

This story was originally published on the Alligator’s website. I wrote it with Ariella Phillips.

Swiping is so passe.

Wouldn’t you rather see multiple photos before hitting “like”?

With a clean, sophisticated look, Glimpse is the dating app that’s not trying too hard to be a dating app.

UF Class of 1995 time capsule opened, alumni reminisce

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

Albert and Alberta silently cheered by the weathered metal box decorated with a sparkly orange-and-blue bow.

The UF Class of 1995’s time capsule sat in the shade of the Orange and Blue Tailgate tent at Emerson Alumni Hall. A few fans gathered around the Gator-blue table it sat on, and other attendees chatted over tea and chardonnay.